The most well known & visited tourist attraction on the Great Ocean Road is the
The Twelve Apostles are located at the very end of the Great Ocean Walk & towards the end of the Great Ocean Road. They are undoubtedly a fitting tribute to what is a majestic walk & an awesome drive. These 12 Apostles are basically a grouping of limestone stacks which are in close proximity to each other. It is this and their spectacular positioning next to vertical cliffs with the Great Southern Ocean as their background that enable them to claim their rightful position as the Great Ocean Road’s number one tourist attraction. There have never actually been twelve apostles and at present there are only eight remaining. The last apostle to suffer at the hands of the ravenous Southern Ocean collapsed dramatically into the ocean in 2005. The 12 Apostles are of course spectacular but there is so much more to this region. Just to the left of the twelve apostles is Gibsons Steps. The steps are carved into a sheer cliff face and carry you all the way down to the beach which is simply an amazing place to be. And to the right of the Apostles is Loch Ard Gorge. You can easily spend a few hours here. There are plenty of walks with interpretive signs and Loch Ard Gorge also has beach access via steps and the beach here is nothing short of awesome. A great spot for a swim in calm weather.